Wednesday, January 09, 2013

The Writer's View: Jennifer Shirk


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Jennifer will be awarding a free ebook of Kissing Kendall or an ebook from her backlist (winner's choice) to a random commenter at each stop. (There must be a minimum of 5 comments on each blog for a winner to be chosen). Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

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This is fun because I’m going to show you my TWO writing spaces. I have one depending where my family is (and making noise). I can shoot over to either spot depending on my needs (and deadlines).

I painted this office space red—specifically called STOLEN KISS.
Is that perfect for a romance writer or what?
The problem is there is NO view and I feel as if I’m in a cubicle office space.

It’s tight but I can’t be too picky.

I’m working on a new space now. I’m actually pretty excited because I’m still getting this new space together. I picked the blue green color because it reminded me of the ocean. All of my romances have been set in beach towns so having the water near me at all times is obviously a must!

I still need to get some decorations on the wall and a new writing chair, but it’s coming along. Right now when I write, I sit in the brown chair with my feet up on the ottoman and have my AlphaSmart in my lap.

A TV will eventually go on that back wall. This room is one of the warmest ones in the house in the winter too, which is perfect for me because I get cold so easily. Not too shabby for a work-in-progress office!

But obviously both spaces seem to get the job done. :-)

Thanks so much for having me and allowing me to share a peek into my writing world! I hope you get to check out my sweet romance KISSING KENDALL. And be on the lookout for my fun Valentine’s Day novella A LITTLE BIT CUPID being released from Entangled the end of this month!

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About the Author:
Jennifer Shirk has a bachelor degree in pharmacy-which has in NO WAY at all helped her with her writing career. But she likes to point it out, since it shows romantic-at-hearts come in all shapes, sizes, and mind-numbing educations.

She writes sweet romantic comedies and won third place in the RWA 2006 NYC's Kathryn Hayes Love and Laughter Contest with her book, The Role of a Lifetime.

She's also a board member for Straight Ahead Ministries, an organization involved in helping spread the gospel and aiding medical and pharmacy students in Russia. She resides in a beach resort in NJ, and when she's not involved in all the above, she's taking care of her most treasured possessions: her husband, daughter, and four hermit crabs.

Website: http://www.jennifershirk.com/
Blog: http://www.jennifershirk.blogspot.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/Jennifer-Shirk/100000745044647
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jennifershirk



Kendall Grisbaum has been trying to pick up of the pieces of her life since the death of her firefighter husband almost two years ago. The last thing she’s interested in is love and feels the best way to start moving on is to concentrate on opening up her new bakery business. Unfortunately, she’s finding it hard to remember those two points now that her old friend and policeman Brad Mayer is back in her life and giving her a helping hand.

After losing her husband in the line of duty, Kendall doesn’t want to get involved with another man with a dangerous job, and refuses to give in to her attraction to the handsome police officer. But Brad has always loved Kendall from afar and now that he senses she might feel the same, he’s determined to show her the real danger would be to lose another chance at love.

18 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

I love seeing people's writing spaces. Yours is so elegant.

Jennifer Shirk said...

THANKS so much for having me!!

And thanks, Maria! I try. LOL

Bethanne said...

okay! Love the space! I know what you mean about being in a cubicle. I hate that.

Jill Kemerer said...

I love both spaces! The red is perfect, but I hear you on being near the water and going with a beachy theme. Have fun decorating!!

Debora Dennis said...

I love your spaces, and while I love the soothing colors of your new room - I adore red walls! Thanks for the peek into your world.

Nina Croft said...

Love the red room and you are so tidy!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Thanks, ladies!

Yes, I am a bit anal--er, tidy. LOL

Christine D. said...

Whoa. Beautiful rooms! Thanks for sharing them! Love the red one. Perfect for your writing genre indeed!

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Lauren F. Boyd said...

Love your spaces! And congrats on KISSING KENDALL!

Robin Bielman said...

I love both spaces too! Thanks for sharing pictures! (And I swear we are twins separated at birth - being near the water, being tidy, baking...)

Happy writing!

Carol Kilgore said...

Great spaces! Hope you have a door. I wish I had a door.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Robin: I KNOW!!!! we need to connect at a conference and compare family trees or something. LOL

Sutton Fox said...

Great spaces! Don't blame you about the cubicle. It's a fun color though. I really like your new room with the beachy theme.

Shelley Munro said...

I love seeing other writer's work spaces. Love the ocean green color. lovely!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Wow, what beautiful spaces. The new office looks like it's really gonna be nice, but I'm kinda partial to the red room.

Kim said...

I love when writers give readers a peck into their lives. I'm adding the book to my reading list and I'm looking forward to reading it.

Emily said...

I love your writing spaces. It's true, where you write can influence your writing, so it's important to make it your own.

Veronica Sternberg said...

The rooms are gorgeous! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com